offers access to peers, experts, knowledge sharing
organizes surveys, experiences, and events
Registration is now open for the 7th Annual AITEC Gives Back Charity Golf Classic, taking place Monday, June 24, 2019. LEARN MORE
The AITEC Gives Back Foundation has raised over $2 million since its inception for military veteran and youth charities. FIND OUT MORE
AITEC’s mission is to foster a private community of peers who empower one another through secure information exchange in pursuit of professional and personal excellence. LEARN MORE
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AITEC Gives Back Foundation benefits veteran and youth charities
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"AITEC is the predominant peer networking organization in the industry. It’s a who’s who of technologists, forming an impressive business web to consistently offer candid dialogue on market trends, research, vendor relationships, and career growth."
— Bart McDonough, Chief Executive Officer, Agio
"AITEC serves as an expert network for technology executives in the financial services space. AITEC members are second to none in assisting one another and driving innovation in the market."
— Chris Grandi, Chief Executive Officer, Abacus Group LLC
"Possessing an incredibly deep pool of knowledge for alternatives, AITEC has successfully emerged as the leading group that fosters constructive idea exchange within a competitive industry."
— Gurvinder Singh, CEO of Indus Valley Partners
"AITEC is the focal point of the hedge fund industry’s collaborative approach to managing threats to information security and cyber resiliency."
— Ellen Schubert, CEO of KY3P, IHS Markit
"I have found AITEC's cybersecurity due diligence document to be an invaluable resource in strengthening investment firms' cybersecurity stance regarding third party access."
— Eldon Sprickerhoff, Founder and Chief Security Strategist, eSentire
"From its knowledge sharing network and charity events to the AITEC/AIMA standardized DDQ, AITEC is driving the industry forward while strengthening its members' professional knowledge."
— Bob Guilbert, Chief Operating Officer, Eze Castle Integration
The power of AITEC membership was obvious when AITEC members mobilized to bring diesel-power to their firms in the NYC metro area after Superstorm Sandy!
After Superstorm Sandy there was a widespread power outage in the New York City metro area.Many of our members’ firms were without power and running on diesel generators.After a few days, diesel became scarce and it was difficult if not impossible to secure delivery.One resourceful AITEC member was able to secure a tanker truck full of diesel from a firm in upstate NY that was unaffected by the storm.However, the truck would not make the long trip unless it was able to sell the entire tanker full of diesel.No single firm could take such a large delivery of diesel but several firms working together were able to take delivery and keep their generators running throughout the power outage.
When a new cyber threat emerged in 2013, AITEC members mentored one another via message boards and conference calls as to how best to thwart attacks.
In 2013 a new cyber threat emerged called Cryptolocker. This was not only a new threat, it was a new type of threat we now call “ransomware”. Now, several years later, we understand what ransomware is —how to mitigate the risk of infection and deal with an infection if it happens. However, in late 2013 when the initial news of this new threat was made public, our membership had very little experience with it and were all searching for answers. As a result, there was a frenzy of activity on AITEC’s message boards on the topic. A number of conference calls were organized to discuss how to deal with it. One member was an early victim of an attack. He was prepared with a solid IT security plan and was able to successfully mitigate the attack. He quickly volunteered to attend a dinner and share his experience with the group to share lessons learned with his peers. The dinner was a great success and everyone took away actionable steps to improve their information security programs.
Since inception, the AITEC Gives Back Foundation has raised over $2 million through its annual golf event to benefit veterans and youth charities.
Giving back to the community is something that many people want to do but often struggle to find a way to do effectively. In 2012 the Board decided AITEC should endeavor to provide a means to enable its members and industry vendors an effective way to give back to the community. Many ideas were kicked around, but ultimately it was decided that AITEC should host a charity golf event. The Board reached out to its members and industry vendors with a goal of raising $50,000. When all was said and done, that first event brought in more than $150,000. The tremendous success of the event led to the formation of the AITEC Gives Back Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which has raised over $1.6 million through its annual golf event since 2013.